What Kind Of Shareholders Hold The Majority In Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings, S.A.'s (BME:LOG) Shares?

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Simply Wall St
Published
July 24, 2021
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If you want to know who really controls Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings, S.A. (BME:LOG), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it's not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

With a market capitalization of €2.4b, Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings is a decent size, so it is probably on the radar of institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it seems that institutional investors have bought into the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings.

See our latest analysis for Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings

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BME:LOG Ownership Breakdown July 24th 2021

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings?

Institutional investors commonly compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly followed index. So they generally do consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.

We can see that Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings does have institutional investors; and they hold a good portion of the company's stock. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can't rely on that fact alone since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. When multiple institutions own a stock, there's always a risk that they are in a 'crowded trade'. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings' historic earnings and revenue below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.

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BME:LOG Earnings and Revenue Growth July 24th 2021

Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings is not owned by hedge funds. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is Imperial Brands PLC with 50% of shares outstanding. This essentially means that they have extensive influence, if not outright control, over the future of the corporation. Capital Research and Management Company is the second largest shareholder owning 5.0% of common stock, and Allianz Asset Management AG holds about 3.0% of the company stock.

While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiments to know which way the wind is blowing. There are plenty of analysts covering the stock, so it might be worth seeing what they are forecasting, too.

Insider Ownership Of Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

Insider ownership is positive when it signals leadership are thinking like the true owners of the company. However, high insider ownership can also give immense power to a small group within the company. This can be negative in some circumstances.

Our data suggests that insiders own under 1% of Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings, S.A. in their own names. It's a big company, so even a small proportional interest can create alignment between the board and shareholders. In this case insiders own €1.1m worth of shares. It is good to see board members owning shares, but it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 20% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. This size of ownership, while considerable, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders.

Public Company Ownership

It appears to us that public companies own 50% of Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings. We can't be certain but it is quite possible this is a strategic stake. The businesses may be similar, or work together.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. Be aware that Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings is showing 1 warning sign in our investment analysis , you should know about...

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NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month the financial statement is dated. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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